Next-Generation Perspectives in Global Food Security

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Join us Friday, August 6, for a briefing from the 10th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows.

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Hear insights and recommendations on transforming the development and humanitarian sectors from the 10th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows! These fourteen emerging leaders have been working with host NGOs and other organizations since October 2019 and have learned a tremendous amount about what is required to ensure food and nutrition security for all. Through brief presentations and Q&As, they will share their insights and recommendations for making international development more efficient, more effective, and more just.

This year's event will be held online in multiple sessions. When registering, please select the time slot for the session that you would like to attend. The Zoom meeting link will remain the same for the full event. If you plan to attend the full schedule of presentations, you can register for Session 1 and stay online for the whole event.

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Opening Remarks: 10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. ET

  • Shannon Maynard, Executive Director, Congressional Hunger Center
  • Rep. James P. McGovern, Board Chair, Congressional Hunger Center
  • Erin Boyd, Nutrition Advisor, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

Session One: 10:25 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

  • Mobilizing Local Voices for Risk Communication and Program Success - Amit Smotrich, Helen Keller International
  • Nutrition-Sensitive Aquaculture in Bangladesh: Success with Policies, Challenges with Implementation - Jacqueline Shieh, WorldFish
  • The Importance of Strategic Monitoring in Stunting Prevention: Revealing Hidden Progress with Proxy Indicators - Ally Vertti, UN World Food Programme
  • Mind the Gap: Nutrition for Adolescents - Tiphaine Monroe, Mercy Corps
  • Cultivating Nontraditional Allies: The Potential Social Role of Food Vendors in the Anti-Hunger Movement - Marisa Nowicki, Bioversity International
  • Pick Up the Phone: Adapting M&E for Social Distance - Isis Blanco Vera & Michael Wang, International Food Policy Research Institute

Session Two: 11:55 a.m. - 1:05 p.m

  • Should We Really Go Back to Normal? Innovations to Improve Acute Malnutrition Treatment - Maria Wrabel, Action Against Hunger
  • Advocating for Local and Regional Food Systems- Navya Nadimpalli, Welthungerhilfe
  • Land Rights, Forests, and Migration in Côte d'Ivoire - Daniel Myers, World Cocoa Foundation
  • Agroforestry: Facilitating Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation- Rhiley Allbee, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Measuring Market Health and Resilience for Food Security - Jini Kades, ACDI/VOCA
  • Localizing Nutrition and Food Security Programs - Sara Higgins, Catholic Relief Services
  • Decolonizing Advocacy - Bryan Pride, InterAction

Closing Remarks: 1:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

  • Jocelyn Brown Hall, Director, FAO North America
  • Emily Byers, Senior Director, Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship

The first class of Leland International Hunger Fellows, named in honor of Rep. Mickey Leland (1944-1989) was formed in 2001. The fellowship was created to train bold leaders who understand the systems that contribute to food insecurity and hunger, and who can develop solutions to create a hunger-free world.

The placements of the 10th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows are made possible with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, and generous contributions from individual donors.

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Organizer Congressional Hunger Center

Organizer of Next-Generation Perspectives in Global Food Security

The Congressional Hunger Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to make issues of domestic and international hunger a priority to policymakers in the U.S. government, and to raise a new generation of leaders to fight against hunger and poverty.

Our mission is to train and inspire leaders who work to end hunger, and to advocate public policies that create a food secure world. We strive to be a leader in the movement to ensure access to food as a basic human right for all people. We create and nurture a community of innovative and inspiring leaders who act as change agents, bridging the gap between grassroots efforts and national and international public policy to provide access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food.

We accomplish this mission through our advocacy, policy and coalition work, and our leadership development programs; the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program, the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program, and the Zero Hunger Internship.

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